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ISBN: SWDDARS
Dartmoor Sun
Dartmoor Sun
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Most walkers on Dartmoor will have come across mysterious lines of stones stretching across the bleak moorland landscape, shrouded in mist. Some rows are as many as three kilometres in length, once comprising hundreds of standing stones. Their strange alignment clearly held some purpose for our prehistoric forebears – but what? Early historians attempted to connect these ancient sites with Druids and their sacrificial rites but even modern archaeology has failed to define their true purpose, until now!

For the first time here is a book which provides the answer to one of Dartmoor’s greatest mysteries : who built the prehistoric stone rows across the moorland landscape – and what was their purpose? In Dartmoor Sun, author, engineer and scientist, Jack Walker, has taken a scientific approach to exploring the mystery of the Dartmoor stones, linking them to other prehistoric sites in Britain and in Europe, and providing an answer to how and why they were built.

Dartmoor Sun takes the reader on a fascinating journey of exploration across Dartmoor – revealing the power and influence of the sun and the stars on the lives of those who lived here thousands of years ago.

The Author, Jack Walker’s interest in the stone rows of Dartmoor grew from a chance encounter while walking on the moor. As he puts it ‘One evening I was in the right place at the right time to observe one of Dartmoor’s ancient monuments as its builders intended …’ . Using his skills as a scientist and engineer he set about proving to himself that prehistoric man’s knowledge of the universe was fundamental to their way of life. Jack Walker lives in Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor.

ISBN 1841144231, hardback, 213x215mm, 144 pages.

 
 
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